Led Zeppelin: “The Lemon Song”

led-zeppelin-iiI should have quit you, long time ago. [X2]
I wouldn’t be here, my children, down on this killin’ floor.

I should have listened, baby, to my second mind [X2]
Everytime I go away and leave you, darling, you send me the blues way down the line.

Said, baby worry I can’t keep you satisfied.
Let me tell you baby, you ain’t nothin but a two-bit, no-good wive.

Went to sleep last night, worked as hard as I can,
Bring home my money, you take my money, give it to another man.
I should have quit you, baby, such a long time ago.
I wouldn’t be here with all my troubles, down on this killing floor.

Squeeze me baby, till the juice runs down my leg. [X2]
The way you squeeze my lemon, I’m gonna fall right out of bed.

I’m gonna leave my children down on this killing floor.

(Led Zeppelin,The Lemon Song in Led Zeppelin II, 1969, Atlantic Records)

Misogina, cinica, trasgessiva…

La band del “dirigibile di piombo”, capitanata da Jimmy Page, con questa canzone sale sul banco dell’improvvisazione e ci propone un blues stravolgente. Una curiosità: conoscete la canzone “Stairway To Heaven“? Ascoltata al contrario varia la melodia e il testo è… satanico!